Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop

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Welcome to Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop

3 gauge trackLocated in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed adjacent to the British Rail station Conwy Valley Railway Museum is a must for all that enjoy trains.  A miniature railway takes you on a 8 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. If you are lucky you may see wild rabbits grazing by the pond. Trains run most days. In the season and every weekend there will be a steam engine pulling the train - at other times a diesel engine will be in service.  For a different view of the site take the fifteen inch gauge electric tramcar – the only one in Wales. As this is a larger vehicle it is suitable for those with mobility problems. Britannia

For the children there are dodgem cars and rides. They can even drive the Tomy tram along its own track. There is also a 39' long scenic model railway in one of the old standard gauge rolling stock vans.

Inside the museum we have model railways that you can operate by pressing a button. There are lots of railway artefacts and miniature railway engines including a magnificent quarter scale Britannia.  The museum is accessible to the disabled.

Come and browse our well stocked model shop with a large selection of model trains including Hornby sets and accessories, die cast cars and planes, Airfix model kits and railway books.

When you want refreshments our café is situated in a real buffet coach.

Unfortunately, the tram is currently not operational. The line was flooded on Boxing Day and gales have brought down the power cables so it is a big job to get everything working again.

There really is something for all ages to enjoy. We are open every day from 10am to 5pm.

• Dogs are welcome in the shop and museum
• Dogs travel for free on the train
• They must, at all times, be kept under control by an adult


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Conwy Valley Railway Museum • The Old Goods Yard • Betws-Y-Coed • Conwy • LL24 0AL
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